Job Summary/Basic Function: The Nath laboratory is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter post-doctoral fellow with the ability to work with optimal resources and little direct supervision to address important questions in the genetics and genomics of the systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune diseases. Successful candidates will be proficient in wide range of contemporary molecular biology techniques such as, high-throughput sequencing of DNA, RNA, and methylation, ChIP-Seq, ChIP-PCR, Single cell genomics, flow cytometry, cloning, cell culture, chromosome conformation capture, ChIP-qPCR, and genome CRISPR/Cas9 or similar approaches. Competitive individuals will also have some experience in the analysis of genetic data, high-throughput sequencing data and the use of bioinformatics software.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a biological science or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent.
A candidate should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or related fields. Knowledge of statistical genetic methods for gene-mapping for complex traits, and computer programming skills (e.g. familiarity with UNIX-like OS, and at least one programming language) are required.
Minimum Degree Required: Doctorate
Preferred Qualifications: The successful applicant is expected to have a strong interest in genetic epidemiology of complex traits and will have experience in both the application/implementation of established methods for genetic linkage and association studies, and in methods development. Experience in genomics, cloning and functional characterization of genes will get preference.
Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate.